Head of Finance

Juan Antonio Juez - Talent Manager
Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
£50,000 - £70,000 + Bonus
23 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Accounting, Analyst, Finance
Contract Type

Based in our Head Office in Leeds and reporting to the Managing Director, UK while working closely with the Group Finance Director based in Madrid, the role of Head of Finance UK is responsible for overseeing the preparation of all financial information, business analysis, financial reporting, financial control and treasury management while ensuring close alignment to the mission and values of the Group.


Included in these responsibilities will be the preparation of monthly management accounts and annual accounts, and also active participation in the day to day running of the business.

The role requires an ambitious professional who is a proactive team player who can demonstrate initiative, good team management of what is a small but strong team and excellent communication skills.

This role will suit an existing Head of Finance wanting to broaden their Leadership experience or a Senior Finance Manager ready to step up to Head of Finance responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities: 

Preparation of monthly accounts for local and Group review

Understanding & reporting of results based on deep analysis of gross margins & costs

Preparation of year end group & local statutory packs & accounts including liaising with external auditors

Financial evaluation of capital projects, control of capital expenditure & maintenance of the fixed asset register

Responsibility for financial accounting, credit control & treasury functions 

Manage the daily activities of the accounting function. Accurately record the revenues, expenditures, assets, and liabilities, ensuring that accruals and other adjustments are being made correctly

Operational costing control following factory routes and formulas

Ensure timely invoicing to customers and appropriate suppliers invoice validation.

Cash management according with the group policy, working capital vigilance. AP/AR responsible. DSO, DPO analysis

Exchange rates analysis-Improvements

Preparation of budgets & forecasts in accordance with group procedures

To work with the Head Office team to develop finance policies and procedures and ensure that these are being consistently followed - including customer and supplier contracts, purchase orders, credit control etc.

To provide an accurate and timely financial service including monitoring of budgets, forecasts, cash flow analysis, management and financial accounts and advice and support to inform decision making at all levels

Assist in other administrative matters including insurance, pensions & payroll

Act as Company Secretary

Actively participate in the day to day running of the business as a member of the Leadership team

Participate in the monthly Management meetings from both a functional and management perspective


Fully Qualified Accountant with a significant experience of leading a financial function within a Manufacturing business

Experience of working within a European or International organization would be advantageous

ERP systems experience with SAP is important

Controllership and setting up controlling management

Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and delegate appropriately for the finance team and other business associates

Good analysis and strategic thinking skills

Demonstrates initiative and is flexible, driven, proactive and dedicated to what they do

Openness with Teamwork spirit

Good Technical cash management 

Flawless organization and delivers timely and accurately reporting

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